Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Colour Quotes from famous authors such as Alicia Keys, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Redknapp, Lydia Hearst, Ruggiero Ricci. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I am able to hang with the hardest, the baddest, the worst, and I’m able to hang with the most proper and be at ease. I’m able to hang with any skin colour, any belief. I just fit in everywhere.
As a man of colour, I’ve spent my life asking people to see me for who I am. With Obama in the White House, it feels like people have finally caught up to where I’ve been most of my life.
I do wonder how managers like Brian Clough and Bill Shankly would cope. How would Cloughie deal with players taking five pairs of different colour boots to a game?
I have a chameleon quality and I’m able to transform completely to different looks from different decades, depending on the hair colour or make-up change.
Colour does not make so much difference. Look at the Bach Chaconne: There is not one dynamic mark in the whole Bach Chaconne. Colours do not make so much difference.
When I watch a TV show I wouldn’t notice if someone was Muslim or wearing a hijab. It’s nice to be on a show where your skin colour or religion is incidental.
A white man of authority don’t ever want to admit to someone of colour they was wrong.
If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.
According to research,when given a choice, babies choose gold. It’s my favourite colour after black and red.
You can’t have F1 without Ferrari – you just can’t have it. It’s part of the theme that is the red car, and a lot of it is to do with the colour.
I’m crazily organised with my wardrobe. Everything is hung in categories: dresses, jackets, shirts, skirts and trousers are all hung in order, and they’re then hung in colour order, too, so that when I’m looking for something I know exactly where it is.
There is something magical in seeing what you can do, what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
The colour of someone’s skin doesn’t explain anything.
I do like to play around with colour, although day-to-day, I probably wear a lot of black.
Every time I have to try on a wig for work, I get excited about the colour; I’ve often thought about going for a platinum bob or also raven black, as it looks so great against pale skin. But I always end up being loyal to my red colour.
Men – the colour of their tie is the most difficult decision they have to make every day.
But the whole point of the Sixties was that you had to take people as they were. If you came in with us you left your class, and colour, and religion behind, that was what the Sixties was all about.
Whether a woman’s running for office or she’s supporting her husband who’s running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat, there’s just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.
What I always say to people is dress from the feet up. If you don’t normally wear colour, try some colour on your feet; it’s the place, I think you can have fun and update your outfit.
Black is a great colour when it comes to being safe and classy. It looks great on any body type and can be paired with anything. So when in doubt, go for black.
When I think of flavours, I think colour, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orange.
I think jokes on colour or body shaming shouldn’t be made. It’s not funny to crack such jokes.
I went to see Ocean Colour Scene at Shepherds Bush and and felt part of something. They paved the way for me.
I cut my hair myself and colour it. I know everybody in the hairdressing business despairs of me, but it’s so much easier to do it yourself.
A pair of Berluti shoes has this flair, these nuances in colour and patina, so I thought: ‘What if we took this je ne sais quoi and turn it into a menswear brand?’
I always bring an orange scarf, not just so I can wear it or tuck it into my pocket, but also so I can throw it over a lamp in the hotel room. Orange is my favourite colour, and it gives a lovely, warm ambience.
Could people be trained to be less gullible? Or are you as stuck with gullibility as you are with skin colour?
Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.
That’s my dream, to empower people, because there should be no reason that the colour of your skin should stop you from doing everything you want to do.
Don’t be mean to people because of their skin colour, because of what they love, because of who they love, because of what they want to do.
Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.
Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis… Don’t be afraid of putting on colour… Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.
The plate at each point only sends back to the eye the simple colour imprinted. The other colours are destroyed by interference. The eye thus perceives at each point the constituent colour of the image.
How long have we got to talk about women of colour and imposter syndrome. It’s a real thing, and many people have it. It’s, I think, a particular characteristic of the overachiever. Because you’re bottomless, you never think what you’ve achieved is enough.
The last time I celebrated a special occasion, I hashed together a paella with some chicken, some frozen veg, long-grain rice, chilli and a shake of turmeric for colour – and it didn’t disappoint.
Colour is not the issue in America; class is.
If you’re a woman of colour and you have any level of education, you have to adapt.
In 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only colour to be found was in the propaganda posters. Such is the case in North Korea. Images of Kim Il-sung are depicted in vivid colours. Rays of yellow and orange emanate from his face: he is the sun.
I feel music-making is more like a psychological game; each film has its own colour that needs to be identified and addressed.
I think a person of colour in any situation should be qualified to do the job. Not just because of the colour of their skin.
I can’t imagine painting my face in a team colour and roaring with delight as a multi-millionaire kicks a ball at a net.
They’ve made it a felon to drive from Florida to Louisiana with any fighting birds, so I’ve had to get rid of most of my chickens. I only got about a hundred left now, which I just keep for colour and breeding. I love those birds as much as anything.
Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts – it’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.
I’m really playful with eyeshadows and love to experiment with colour.
At first, I was able to use a Bunsen burner attached to my mother’s gas stove, but the use of the kitchen as a laboratory came to an abrupt end when a minor explosion involving hydrogen sulphide spattered the newly painted decor and changed the colour from blue to dirty green!
I remember being on a black-and-white set all day and then going out into daylight and being amazed by the colour.
I’ve never really worked out this thought, and I don’t know if I’m really conscious of it, but I can see there’s an attraction about writing about a period that’s over and isn’t going to change colour while you look at it.
Before the start of each new series, I go shopping for my ‘Bake Off’ wardrobe. I’ve got increasingly confident with my look and now wear much more colour than I did at the start.
If people of colour do not exercise their democratic right to vote, they will remain an invisible, voiceless, and largely ignored part of the electorate.
I don’t like the term ‘colour-blind’ – because I don’t want people to be blind to my colour.
For one thing, I am still working as an adviser on fashion, design and colour and stuff.
I don’t think Luke Cage as a superhero is something that has changed dramatically from the ’70s to now. He’s a black man going through the same thing as other people of colour – it’s just that he has superpowers.
Red is a colour I’ve felt very strongly about. Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it’s one of those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
Mom gives me advice every single day, about how I’m not eating regularly enough, not sleeping enough, that I need to look after my skin, I shouldn’t colour my hair, my eyebrows are too thin, etc. Most of her advice I discard, especially the thin eyebrows part.
With ‘The Sea,’ I was just thinking about loss, about the impact losing your father would have on you as a child, how one event that big could colour your life, bleed into everything else and force you into a certain shape.
The habit of breaking up one’s colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism – Couture advocates it in a little book called ‘Causeries d’Atelier’ written about 1860 – it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason.
I’m determined to not let my skin colour or the fact that I come from Africa be a hindrance.
I envy those who can wear red lipstick or any bold lip colour, really. My top lip just doesn’t seem to take colour – there’s nothing I can do to change that, so I usually just use a nude on the bottom lip.
I’ve worked with Nails Inc. for years, and it’s been a joy. I love their products. I have two baskets of Nails Inc. polishes upside down to read the names, colour coded.
You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven’t got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don’t need, you can’t be white.
I’m one of those people who is colour blind to a certain degree. And that doesn’t mean I’m not acutely aware of race in our country and abroad and in the world. I know what’s going on, and I’m very aware of it.
If there is inequality, and that equates with colour, then I’m going to deal with it.
I just think white light generation is just one of these remarkable things to see, and actually, you know, one colour of light goes in to just water or any clear anything and out comes all the colours of the rainbow when the pulses are short and intense enough.
We have to start creating more material that gives a platform for people of colour, for women, for old people and young people alike to be able to showcase their talent. It’s much bigger than a black or white thing.
At the end of the day, a show like ‘Strictly’ is not about what colour you are, or where you come from. It is about how hard you are prepared to work and how well you can dance.
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
We always had power shortages in the country. I was living right next to the border with China, and it was the only country I could compare to my own. When I looked across the river, it was a completely different world – there were no people dying. It looked like a place full of colour, and that’s what confused me.
I am always updating and coming up with something fresh, whether it’s a colour, a trend, or a design, as my uncle always taught me to be unique and different.
A lot is made of the pink ball. But it is the same really. A good ball is a good ball, regardless of the colour. You might want to bowl a touch fuller with the pink ball when it is nipping around but generally a pink kookaburra behaves the same as a red kookaburra.
Studio heads seem to be getting the message that there is not only an audience out there, but there is a desire for people to see people of colour in central roles and in authoritative roles.
Truth is eternal, unchanging, though circumstances may and do operate to give a different colour to it, in our view, at different times. And truth will prevail, and those who do not yield to it must be destroyed by it.
My mixed-race background made me a broad person, able to relate to different cultures. But any woman of colour, even a mixed colour, is seen as black in America. So that’s how I regard myself.
For many of us, lavender’s deep colour and its unforgettable fragrance encapsulate the heady joys of Provence.
I’m trying to incorporate colour into my life. Until recently, everything in my closet was black, white, grey, navy or olive.
Redheads were particularly persecuted during the European witch trials of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The colour was associated with the devil, and the pale skin which most redheads have was thought unnatural and deathly.
You have to be respectful. Don’t ask for respect if you are not respectful. It’s not depending on your sexuality, your gender or the colour of your skin. It should be in the focus to live a respectful life.
When I was growing up, there weren’t that many queer girls of colour making music. So I just wanted to be able to exist, just to be that, without putting too much emphasis on it.
I’m one of those sad cases who’ve never wanted to be anything but a writer. I started writing my first novel when I was five years old. I have no idea what it was about, but I do remember spending considerable time trying to get the title right, though this had more to do with crayon colour than scansion.
As the editor at the Village Voice, I always tried to find writers of colour.
I don’t care a bit about people’s race or skin colour.
I was lucky to get into drama school and become a professional actor. No-one ever mentioned the colour of my skin. It’s only when I came out of RADA – the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – that I suddenly realised people started to refer to me as a black actor.
I have done quite a few things that I’m not proud of. But now I can equate it to artistry without an outlet. At school, I couldn’t help but colour outside the lines. My passion just caused my reactions to be that much more volatile.
The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.
My everyday look is foundaton, bronzer, mattifying powder, a bit of blush, mascara and a lip balm or lip colour – and that’s it!
The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.
I always overwrite – really awful, long bits of script – and then I trim it down to the bare bones and then add a little bit to colour it in. At the end of all of my stories, I test for wordless comprehension. So I remove the text and see if it works by itself. And if it does, I feel that that’s a successful story.
Ill-fitted T-shirts stretched over a gut are my pet hate. And if the colour’s faded – ugh.
It’s a dumb question, because I don’t look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later.
Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Chunky Cherry is perfect for people with my skin tone.
I got accused of misrepresenting all people of colour in Great Britain. I would get told off a lot. ‘How can you do African characters when you’re not African?’ But I gave it a go. Maybe if there had been more of us I could have just been Lenny Henry from the Black Country with Jamaican parents.
I have always loved fashion, trends, style, make-up and hair, but yes, some sort of a transformation truly happens when I play a ‘bahu’. That’s when I have to wear brown lenses to cover my green eyes, colour my hair dark, wear saris, and surprise myself that I can pull this off, too.
The colour of my skin determines what opportunities I have; the colour of my skin says there’s only room for one or two of us to be accepted in a certain job; the colour of my skin has dictated everything I’ve done in my whole life.
I have never used a fairness cream in my life. I don’t think being fair is in any way superior to any other colour. And when I started working, I found that being fair has actually backfired for me. I have lost a few films because I’m too fair.
I just wear very nice pyjamas. When I’m at home, I love to watch movies and relax because when I’m modeling, I’m always travelling. When I’m not working I don’t put much make up, but I do love nail polish for that little bit of fun colour.
I truly love my hair but my skin colour was something I couldn’t get my head around.
I do not just follow fashion for the sake of it with people telling me ‘this is not the colour of the season or this is a summer collection.’ I don’t pick my clothes on that basis.
That’s what the internet is: it’s like bombarding your eyeballs with these myriad blinking colour lights. It’s like trying to watch a movie on your phone in the middle of Times Square.
I think it don’t matter what colour you are, it matters what colour your heart is and your intentions.
They tend to come out a colour called ‘Pants left in wash’
It doesn’t matter what the colour of your skin is, your sexual preference, the region where you were born, your gender. We’re all equal… We can’t take certain minorities and think they have super powers and are different from the others.
The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
Cyborg represents not just people who are differently abled: he is also a representation of the black community and people of colour within the Justice League. Being able to don both those mantles with the integrity which that character would need to be portrayed and was adhered to was something that was very important.
The colour of a British wood in autumn is predominantly yellow. There are relatively few European trees which have red leaves in the autumn. But there are splashes of crimson or rust-red colours from a few indigenous trees, like the rowan, as well as from introduced species, like the North American red oak.
Although humans see reality in colour, for me, black and white has always been connected to the image’s deeper truth, to its most hidden meaning.
Even my basic, basic wardrobe is still pathetically colour coordinated. It just is. That is just me.
As a child, my parents’ attitude rubbed off on me; I have an old teenage diary that marks the moment when my parents decided to buy a colour television. I was very much against it and wrote that it was a waste of money.
I’m a gay man of colour.
If I didn’t live in London, I would live in Glasgow. I love the colour of the brick and the black ironwork. I think it’s got such atmosphere and is extraordinary. I met great people there.
At heart I’ve always been a music fan. That part of me has never changed since I was a little kid, sitting in a room watching a record go round, looking at the colour of the labels.
There are different pockets of the rural U.S. and each one of those has their own colour, their own language, the things they’re worried about. They’re so different.
I loved playing football. In this particular match the ball happened to hit my right eye, the only one which I could see light and colour with.
The main topic I’m always talking about is equality, and I get that it’s politics, but it shouldn’t be. It should be the most normal thing ever. There’s bullying and discrimination about the colour of your skin, your religion. And it must end.
I work in colour sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white – I like the abstraction of it.
When you’re told that as a filmmaker of colour, the stories you want to tell aren’t commercial enough, then you start thinking, ‘I’m going to tell them anyway.’
White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
My kids don’t think, for one minute, about where people are born, what language they speak, what colour they are. There’s an innocence about young people that is only influenced by older people.
I wish myself to be a prop, if anything, for my songs. I want to be the vehicle for my songs. I would like to colour the material with as much visual expression as is necessary for that song.
I think it’s important for people of colour to have similar opportunities to white people; that’s what is most important.
I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
Sound is often talked about in a very subjective way, as if it had a colour. This is a bright sound, this is a dark sound. I don’t believe in that because I think that is much too subjective.
We’re made for the light of a cave and for twilight. Twilight is the time we see best. When we dim the light down, and the pupil opens, feeling comes out of the eye like touch. Then you really can feel colour, and experience it.
On the sets of the movie ‘Manto,’ I found that one of the challenges of embodying real-life stories is the mixed medium of facts and imagination, and how one’s collage of experiences colour ones representation on celluloid.
I think when you look at Little Mix you think pop, colour, you think fun – you don’t really think that there are actual things that we all go through, but we all do go through things and we do have a lot to say.
Some things you never really fully understand unless you are actually black and you experience how it feels when someone treats you differently based on your skin colour.
My favourite colour is red, but I also like jewel tones and monochrome, while my preferred shapes include A-line skirts and skinny trousers.
In Asia, red is the colour of joy; red is the colour of festivities and of celebration. In Chinese culture, blue is the colour of mourning.
I would wish we would get to a place of colour-blind casting, where it didn’t matter what colour skin you are, where you came from, anybody could play anybody and we didn’t judge it.
I’m very talkative and I’m very chatty but, you know, you can’t exactly with Imran Khan. You can’t discuss the colour of the curtains; you can only talk politics. You cannot exactly discuss Bollywood films with him. God knows I tried.
Pink was my mother’s favourite colour. Since her passing four years ago, I have envisaged an almond grove with thick clusters of pink, in celebration of her life and as a gentle reminder, during the darkest winter days, that kinder seasons lie ahead.
When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light, colour appears because of selective reflection.
I do identify as a Muslim and I do identify as a Bangladeshi girl, I identify as British, as well, and a woman and I’m a woman of colour, and why am I ashamed of that? And I used to not want to talk about it. But that is me.
The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.
When I do my own makeup, I limit my options: I have one Mac eye colour, a neutral shade with a bit of shimmer, plus eyeliner and subtle mascara. I wear a little foundation and put Laura Mercier concealer around my nose, underneath my eyes and on any dark spots.
I dream a lot, in colour and in sound and scent. Quite a few of my stories have come from dreams.
I’ve never got on with the British press because they’ve always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn’t concentrate on the colour of someone’s shirt they should listen to the music.
Lipstick is iconic. It’s the one product that marks out an era, and a certain lip colour can define a season. It makes me feel more ‘done’. I wear a beige lip in the day, but red when I’m going somewhere – it makes that transition from day to night. I just slick it on; I don’t bother with lipliner.
Growing up in a system that tells you just because of your skin colour you are not good enough – you learn at a very young age to toughen up.
I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of ‘Dallas.’
Mate, I don’t care about race or colour or sexuality.
I always have my Laura Mercier foundation and concealer with me, and I love the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks. My favourite is shade 08, because it’s just such a lovely natural colour with just a bit of pink to it.
I have noticed a growth in demand from audiences to include more women of colour and women to be cast as significant roles in TV shows and movies.
The lead singer of Ocean Colour Scene told me I looked like David Beckham when I interviewed him for MTV. I had short hair, was early in my career and still trying to find my confidence. Being a Man United fan, I should have taken it as a compliment; but it was meant unkindly.
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
Music does not have colour or religion. If I listen to a song, I don’t care about the colour, religion, or country of the singer. It doesn’t matter, even if it is in another language, because I love the music.
We need more people working in the publishing industry itself who are people of colour.
I made my new album ‘Colour Me Free!’ in a week with my own money.
You’ve always got to have the right blend of colour. You’d be silly to match a yellow t-shirt with a light green pair of trousers, you know? You can wear different colours at the same time, and as long as they blend with each other then it works. That’s what I like.
For me, pink or lilac is the colour of innocence, it’s the colour of love, it’s the colour of everything happy.
I always get jealous when I’m in London because the men are so well put together. They wear suits with shoes and ties that have splashes of colour here and there.
Shakespeare’s words paint pictures in glorious colour in my language. They were written by a man whose use of words fits exactly into Xhosa.
I know there are girls of colour out there who have felt the same as me. We have a massive problem with racism, which is built into our society.
It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.
I enjoy looking good and love experimenting with my hair colour. I’ve just gone from blonde to brunette, and keep looking in the mirror and not recognising myself!
Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo is so phenomenally written, following the interlinking lives and stories of women of colour navigating life mainly in the U.K. It’s so beautiful, perceptive and insightful, giving us so much to think about and changing the way we see the world and the experiences of others.
I think what we need, especially in publishing, is more commissioning editors and editors who are people of colour.
I have been attacked and mistreated for my skin colour since I was a child.
Obviously, the cinematography of films is art, just as a still shot can be art. If I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie, the colour palettes alone, and the way they’re painted, could be art. With music, you’re a little bit limited, of course, because it’s only audio.
The astonishing thing for me is that I had a career before politics and I never thought about my colour.
As a teenager I was crazy about David Bowie. He was a huge inspiration for me. I dressed a little bit crazily in school and dyed my hair every colour under the sun.
I can only say that sometimes skin colour does make a difference.
I’ve never worked in advertising – my experience was as an editorial designer for magazines – but you could say, in the bigger picture, that magazines are vehicles for colour advertising.
Fashion should be something that in the morning, when you open your window, you say, ‘Oh fantastic, sun!’ Then you take your shower, you say, ‘OK fantastic, which colour I wear today because I feel happy?’ This should be fashion.
You have someone like Colin or many of the other athletes who have knelt, especially athletes of colour, and if you’re not respecting what they’re saying, if you’re not believing their charges of police brutality or racial inequality, you’re saying that they’re lying.
Perhaps life had a meaning that transcended race and colour. If it had, I could not find it in South Africa.
I think for women, especially women of colour, hair has so much to do with our identity and our confidence levels. I’ve made a conscious choice after growing up and feeling insecure and trying to achieve this look that actually wasn’t me, where I’ve finally stopped relaxing my hair and went back to my natural texture.
That’s one of the best things about being an Indian, our sense of style allows for a much wider selection of colour.
I think we shall have ceased to be a racially divided society only when we stop making a fuss about colour.
Many families would like to avoid burdening future generations with inherited diseases such as haemophilia or severe developmental disorders. But most would think it wrong to edit the genes that influence the ‘normal’ range of human variation, from eye colour to intelligence or athletic ability.
In the bit of painting that I’ve done, I’m interested in colour and texture. I’m very interested in transparency.
I don’t have a favourite colour!
As a writer of colour, you have to be victim or perpetrator.
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
It’s very easy to colour the thoughts of people in the age of social media. If you are being bombarded with some lies constantly, you tend to believe it’s true.
My designs are slightly subversive in their way; it can be in the cut or the colour, but they’re always obtainable: they’re not so difficult that a 40-year-old woman wanting to go to a cocktail party looking foxy and a little bit different in something well-made would be alienated by them.
When I was a kid, my grandfather used to watch Bollywood films. There’s a lot of colour and vibrancy to the Indian films.
Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
This idea of feminism as a party to which only a select few people get to come – this is why so many women, particularly women of colour, feel alienated from mainstream western academic feminism. Because don’t we want it to be mainstream?
I made Edgar Davids vice-captain. Nothing to do with colour, just because he was playing excellently and because he lives like an athlete.
I have always loved tartans – such an ornamented type of weaving, so vivid in colour, and such a masculine aspect. But actually, I think tartans can be feminine or masculine.
I have been doodling since childhood. I have a passion for illustrating but cannot paint or colour for that matter. I illustrate what I am trying to communicate through my writing. My images are like drawings in a science text book.
First woman of colour, first Black person and first Jewish woman elected to lead a major federal party – it was never going to be a walk in the park.
We were raised very colour blind. I had gone to school and to camp for so long with white people, I think I was like 15 years old before I realised I was black.
Even if you don’t like colours, you will end up having something red. For everyone who doesn’t like colour, red is a symbol of a lot of culture. It has a different signification but never a bad one.
This morning someone sent me a very funny photo of me holding their puppy. We have matching colour jackets.
I practice wearapy: it is a psychology between colour and texture. Take your emotions – what is it that you want to accomplish for the rest of the day? Pick that feeling and channel it into a colour.
I never know what it’s going to look like. Wouldn’t be much point in painting if I already knew the outcome. I have a subject in front of me and I start flooding colour and making marks, I don’t know, it’s improvisation isn’t it?
Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.
I wear a lot of block colour dresses on television as the simplicity translates well on camera and blue is often a colour I rely on as it goes with everything.
We are all the same regardless of skin colour, hair and gender. We came from the same place and we all go to the same place when it’s all said and done.
Being an immigrant and living in England, I feel like I lived in two worlds. There was the world that, when I was at school with my friends, was very English, and then I’d go home to another country, with exotic foods and colours. I have a sense of colour pairings, and that came from my background, I think.
While accepting donations, no one looks at the colour of money.
I had been living with dialysis for three years or so, and the new kidney felt like a reprieve, a new gift of life. I felt alive again and I guess that has had an effect on my use of colour.
Maroon is my favourite colour.
I sometimes think that what I do as a writer is make a kind of colouring book, where all the lines are there, and then you put in the colour.
A model is supposed to represent reality, and in reality, people come in all shapes, sizes, nationality, and colour.
Those fans who abuse people of a different colour or gays just do not think at all.
I tend to colour my hair myself with an at-home Wella dye. It allows me to control how red my hair is.
I’ve always loved interiors and the way a home can positively affect your life. Since I was very young, I’ve rearranged rooms, changed colour and pattern, and loved renovating and decorating my own homes as an adult.
I think people are more than their heritage or their skin colour or their name or how they grew up.
I just don’t think the Democratic party is going to vote for someone because of the colour of their skin. They care about their values. They care what they’re going to fight for. They care about their vision for the future.
You can’t pick and choose the rules depending on the colour of someone’s skin. That is what the racists do.
My eyes are green, and in one of them there is a splash of brown – apparently it is not a colour, but a freckle! Sometimes I notice that one eyelid droops more than the other.
I’ve had every colour hair you can think of.
If every inhabitant of a liberal democracy believes in liberal democracy, then it doesn’t matter what creed or colour they are.
The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.
As a woman of colour, as a person who is a minority, I believe its important that other people know about my language and I don’t necessarily have to explain. In the same way, when I read 19th-century literature and if I have to understand a Latin phrase or a French phrase, it is incumbent upon me to learn it.
Because I was assigned female at birth and I am light-skinned, white, I think people hear my message more than they hear it from someone who was assigned male at birth and is a person of colour.
I don’t do grey. I like my colour, my style.
I’m just hoping that, as more black artists take control of the narratives that are out there, more opportunities will come around for artists of colour. We want to make the same waves that the white artists do.
If you enjoy colour and vibrancy, wear whatever you like.
From the start, I used a different kind of girl in Nars campaign images. My choice to use models of colour such as Alek Wek, Naomi Campbell and Karen Park Goude was absolutely a deliberate one. I felt that makeup was universal and should apply to everybody.
I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different – such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour – but different in some significant way.
I think when people mean that Discworld books have become darker they really mean the series is growing up. In ‘The Colour of Magic’ most of the city is set alight. It’s a joke, in much the same way that the Earth is destroyed almost at the start of Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.’
What I always say is that money doesn’t have colour. It doesn’t matter whether you are from Africa or anywhere in the world. The colour of money is the same.
Given that everyone’s got a voice, it’s the age of the democratisation of information through digital technology. That means women can rise up, and people of colour can rise up, and these stories are much more present to us. And that’s great.
I think I have that love of colour in common with Eric, my character on ‘Sex Education.’ That said, his look is often slightly off-kilter – the shoes will be a bit too ‘out there,’ or the trousers will be leopardprint or something. I like to think I’m a bit more put together than him.
Choose upholstery that makes a big statement with texture, colour and design to define the space and colour that demands attention. Peacock blue with creams and warm woods looks amazing!
The football field was a place where I could express myself and just be me. Play the game as well as you can and that’s what you’re judged on. Not the colour of your skin, or your beliefs, or the conversation you have around racism.
But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour, how to use it, I mean you’re using it for constructing, makes you think about it, the place did as well.
I am a bit O.C.D. I have a colour-coordinated bookcase. The books are arranged by the colour of the spine. It looks cool, but people come in and think I am slightly mental.
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
When I see a colour or hear a sound, I am aware of something, and not of nothing.
I grew up in Welwyn Garden City, and when you’re a woman of colour in a predominantly white area, you become aware of prejudice from a young age.
My fashion cues come from my work, not the ramps of the world. I just keep working with so much colour, texture and structure, it rubs off!
I will meet my countrymen. I understand only one language: that they are my countrymen, they are my brothers. You may see with whatever colour you want; Modi will not go into that colour.
How do I have to continue to excessively prove myself and always be the underdog? I don’t get the respect I deserve, and that leads me to believe that maybe it is a colour issue.
I am proud of the fact that I have co-produced the film ‘A Billion Colour Story.’
There’s nothing wrong with being help. But it’s very wrong that we presume people of colour are in a subservient position. That’s problematic.
Huge props to Brian Michael Bendis for sort of shaking up the Marvel universe and just saying ‘there need to be people of colour in these comics otherwise it’s not representing the true world the way it should be.’
When ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand’ was released, it was a big success and very well appreciated. At that time, colour films had just started to be made, and Guru Dutt decided to take the title song of the film, shoot it in colour and rerelease it with new fanfare.
Green, red, and mixed shades of haemins are known. If magnesium is replaced by iron in chlorophyll, green haemins are obtained. Their colour is due to a strong band in the red which is already recognized in chlorophyll.
I don’t think people need to know what colour socks I’m wearing today; I don’t think people need to know what shower gel I’m using. There’s too much information in the world, and there’s no magic or mystery anymore.
Stadiums can be places where people of different colour come to support their teams, or they can be seen as stagnant areas where healthy people will be infected by racism.
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
It’s Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony I’m really looking forward to. Simon Rattle does it perfectly: he understands its primal rhythmic life force, and he and the wonderful Berliners make it a sheer riot of orchestral colour.
When Marcus Garvey spoke about self-reliance, he wasn’t only talking about people of colour. It’s like self-reliance in general, for anyone. Just keep moving and moving within the right direction, and everything will be all right.
Identity is becoming more dependent on what people are willing subscribe to and less dependent on objective criteria such as skin colour or where they’re born. Ways of identifying blackness are no longer black or white. It’s not a case of us or them, you can now be us and them; like them but different.
I know there are girls of colour out there who have felt the same as me.
It takes such little imagination to include people of colour in the stories you tell and so much more work to exclude folks.
Grey is my hair colour. I really can’t see why I should change it.
Rich, poor, white, people of colour, are all equally irreplaceable.
I never wore a pink T-shirt before. Blue is my favourite colour and gives me good energy. I like doing my blues with different colours.
Yes, just by the nature of the colour of my skin, I was born with privilege. And it is unfair.
Hair is the greatest thing to experiment with because it’s not permanent. If I didn’t like my colour, I’d just change it.
It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.
I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.
With my social media posts on fairness creams, I felt really strongly that I needed to speak up about it because I think we can take baby steps. Colour and caste is engrained in our culture, but I don’t think it should be applauded or packaged and sold.
Poetry is not Irish or any other nationality; and when writers such as Messrs. Clarke, Farren and the late F. R. Higgins pursue Irishness as a poetic end, they are merely exploiting incidental local colour.
I just love candles… the colour, the glow, the light.
The most important value I’ve taught my children is respect for every creed, colour or race. When we bleed, we bleed the same blood. I’ve always taught my kids never to look down on anyone or to not have anyone look down on them.
I believe in my race, colour. I never felt inferior to anyone. Maybe that’s why the folks who made me feel that way, may think Vivian Richards is the most arrogant guy on earth, but no. I bat for human beings, equal rights.
After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour. I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn’t reviewed.
It’s a fabulous thing to give life to fabric, to make something move well, the harmony of colour.
Election campaigns always have to have colour and excitement and interest. People want to know about the details of politicians, what they like doing in their spare time, about their families. I think that’s human.
Art is colourblind – the only colour thats meant to be in art is on the canvas.
In our living room back home we had a black and white TV, but in our front room, that only visitors got to sit in, there was a colour TV.
When you’re buying your whole fish, check that the eyes are clear and gills are a bright red colour and that there is no ‘fishy’ smell.
I’m very proud of the colour of my skin and that I’m inspiring people from all backgrounds, but I think it will be great for the next mixed-race or black female principal dancer if she doesn’t have to be asked about that.
We believe in the dignity of man as an individual, whatever his race, colour or creed, and his right to better, fuller, and richer life.
I tend to wear monochromatic outfits – all one colour from head to toe.
I’m proud of my colour, I’m proud of my skin, I’m proud of who I am.
You will never see me in an ad for fairness creams. I think its outrageous that, even in this day and age, there are products that urge people to be fair or that their luck depends on the colour of their skin.
If men wanted to look good in a skirt, they would need the body of an African. And the colour. A skirt with white, skinny legs. Horrible!
I have a Pomeranian dog named Nutmeg – a combination of the soccer move and the colour. It’s perfect.
How many people have different opinions in this world? Every different person has a different opinion of what that bottle really is or what colour it is. If I say that bottle is clear, there will be someone out there telling me that bottle is green or blue.
I was taken aback by the amount of interest, due to my colour, that exploded when we got engaged. It has developed into a good conversation which has changed the way Britain is adapting. I am glad to be part of that, though I didn’t do it on purpose! I just happened to fall in love.
Knowledge is dangerous when you’re a person of colour. It makes you a powerful individual, and that’s what ‘Stay Dangerous’ represents.
We have so much discrimination in this world – colour, race, creed, all of these things – and there is an issue here that the right of marriage in the civil law is not extended to same-sex couples.
And when you take something like the changing colour of autumn leaves and start to ask why, you’re starting off on an intellectual journey which will take you beyond that moment of visual satisfaction, while robbing nothing from that experience.
I played Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, David Cameron – four Prime Ministers. If Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister I would find it difficult that I would not be allowed to play him because of the colour of his skin.
I came to the destruction of volume by the use of the plane. This I accomplished by means of lines cutting the planes. But still, the plane remained too intact. So I came to making only lines and brought the colour within the lines. Now the only problem was to destroy these lines also through mutual oppositions.
I’m colour blind, a little hue-challenged.
I do a lot of charity rides and we always use the colour pink on the vehicles and we create these bespoke pink racing suits. One of the bikes is pink leopard print!
I think it’s important to keep your personal life to yourself as much as you can. It protects your sanity and you need to have boundaries. And it helps that enchantment of watching an actor. If you know someone’s favourite colour or what they like to do on a Sunday, you won’t fall for the character as much.
One of the things I most admire about America is they have created a genuine melting pot society, a country of opportunity; you can be of any religion, colour, ethnicity, persuasion and make it to the top of your chosen field. And that’s something I admire about America and hope they continue with.
There is one thing that is stronger than everything, and it is the colour of the shirt that you wear, and that is who you’ll back.
The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
I wear what I feel most comfortable in. I love black and grey. I like colour as long as it’s understated.
In the 1900s, bleaching lotions and skin-lighteners were a female imperative no matter what her colour, often carrying suggestive names like ‘Fair-Plex Ointment’ and ‘Black-No-More.’ The tiniest touch of rouge was allowed, but only if applied with great subtlety.
Things have become considerably better for men of colour since I was born. But I’d say that we’ll be really getting somewhere when things get better for women of colour.
The world’s a jungle in my eyes, innit? Everything’s tribal. If you see someone who don’t look like you – especially the colour of your skin – you’re going to be suspicious, or not as welcoming or warming, innit? I’ve learned not to take it too personal.
I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
Black is just such an easy colour to wear and always looks cool and slick.
I’ve dated some women who have turned me on to some funny things that are strange for men to actually do, but these things have become part of my process. I think the things I do for my appearance help make me look better. I even colour my hair because I like how it makes me look.
My parents have influenced my fashion choices. I inherited many of their older garments, and I like their style. I love my mother’s elegant and dramatic couture dresses and the feeling for colour my father has.
If you ask me about my chosen colour palette for the clothes I wear myself, I’m usually one for more neutral, subtle shades.
It’s rare to see a person of colour in a lead role. It does matter to a lot of people.
We’re all people, no matter what colour.
Clairvoyants can see flashes of colour, constantly changing, in the aura that surrounds every person: each thought, each feeling, thus translating itself in the astral world, visible to the astral sight.
There needs to be more film directors of colour. They bandy about the word ‘diversity’ a lot, but when I say ‘of colour,’ I mean Asian, black – I mean people of all colour. We need to have those voices given the opportunity, not told that their films will not be distributed or will not sell well abroad.
In India, people tend to get categorised by their job or caste or colour. But in Kamathipura, despite their horrid living, it was truly eye-opening how kind and sensitive these women are.
Beetroot is a great salad ingredient, especially when still warm; the colour ain’t bad, either.
For the day, keep it simple, basic, minimalistic, natural. Stick to peaches and pinks. For night, you can add colour to your eyes, make them smoky, and also use shimmer and bronzer. Night make up also calls for louder lip colours.
You’ll get unsociable people whatever the nationality, colour, race or creed. I guess the British abroad have probably got the worst record of anyone.
If you want to change your hair colour or your nail colour or things like that its fine, but you have to realize the dangers and repercussions of surgery.
‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ – I’m not a lesbian, I’m not French, I’m not a woman, but I saw so much of myself in those women and in those characters. I saw different parts of myself than I ever would’ve seen if I hadn’t seen that film.
I can’t believe that I’m sitting in meetings with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Annette Bening. I want to take on that responsibility to represent all the Rogers out there who don’t have a seat at the table. People of colour were not at the table, and now I am there, I want to change things.
Speed kills colour… the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray.
I’ve had a fantastic career playing great parts. In many ways, the colour of my skin has been an asset because I’ve been asked to play certain roles as a result. I don’t apologise for playing them anymore than Robert de Niro is sorry for playing American-Italians.
So one day, in a fit of trying to do something different, I just dyed my hair dark brown and got my first role a week later, after which I thought: ‘People are closed-minded, man! Like a different hair colour changes everything!’
Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for colour-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be.
I can use movie as a language. Not only could it send a good message, I could let people know about my thinking and how I see the world, how I see the colour, how I see the music, how I see everything.
I was teased about Indian food and the colour of my skin and why my knees and elbows were dark.
You know what, when I was a kid I said to myself my skin colour isn’t going to stop me achieving what I want regardless of what colour I was, so I don’t want these kids to have that mentality.
I’m a little bit wary of people. It freaked me out when a fan connected with me on social media, then had plastic surgery to look like me, dyed his hair the same colour, and got a pug dog like mine. He was also a hacker, so I had to change all my passwords.
I don’t colour my hair, and I look like the back end of a bus, so I get asked to play old people.
Often, when you go to the movies or the theatre, you think, Jesus Christ, everybody is white. But my daughter goes to an amazing dance school called Ballet Black, and they have every colour: dark, white, mixed. It looks like the future to me.
I put some red stuff on my mouth and cheeks so I look healthy – any old red lip pencil and a lip colour from Dr. Hauschka in a crushed berry tone. I never put anything on my eyes, or I look like Joan Crawford.
Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects, and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of colour. Imagine a world before the ‘beginning was the word.’
New York gives us a wide colour palette to cook from. We have cuisines from around the world, and that lets us pick and choose.
I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and colour in the films there.
As a kid, I was called Tintin because of my hair colour and style.
The fight still isn’t people of colour versus white. It’s the people versus the system built to keep us down. That’s the first line of the Constitution. And the system is manmade but is made of no man. Everyone, regardless of class, creed, culture and ethnicity can fight the system and help to break it down.
To feel like someone is excluded is something I’m very sensitive about. I’d never want any human being to feel that they are not welcome because of a certain thing, whether it’s religion, sexual orientation, their sex or their skin colour.
We need more women of colour in fashion, period.
Women are no longer being defined by where they were born or their colour. That’s huge.
I respect a lot the players: their hair and their hair colour.
I feel very privileged to have reached so many kids because a life without stories, without the power of books, would be a very grey world, it’s good to add colour.
Brown is definitely my colour. I like it’s understated drabness.
I don’t care one bit about people’s race or skin colour.
I’d be lying if I did not say that being a woman of colour is something I am always mindful or aware of.
I worry that every time I lay down my credit card of choice, it says something about me. About my social standing or how I see myself. The very colour of your card is an indication of where you stand in the wealth stakes.
Part of my preparation is I go and ask the kit man what colour we’re wearing – if it’s red top, white shorts, white socks or black socks. Then I lie in bed the night before the game and visualise myself scoring goals or doing well.
I am interested in people living in the margins of society, and I do have a mission to tell the stories of women of colour in particular. I feel we’ve been present throughout history, but our voices have been neglected.
There are people who can achieve huge success in life, while adding a bit of fun and a splash of colour to this increasingly grey world.
Since we can produce all types of light by means of hot bodies, we can ascribe, to the radiation in thermal equilibrium with hot bodies, the temperature of these bodies, and thus every radiation, even that issuing from a phosphorescent body, has a certain temperature for every colour.
I’m a woman of colour. I am the daughter of immigrants. I am a Muslim. I am a feminist. I am a lefty liberal.
In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with an infinity of interval values separating them – that is to say, the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied in continuous manner by these maxima.
There’s this idea if you are a woman of colour, that you must never let them see you break down. That we’ve got to show ourselves in the best light, always, as the ‘Strong Black Women’ and bring that ‘black girl magic’ all the time.
I have these large pieces of recycled brown paper stretched on my apartment wall and when I am not doing anything fashion-related, I’m drawing on it, playing with colour spectrums.
If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.
I’m a dark blonde, yes. I dyed my hair blue, then black, when I was 14. I thought the colour was more flattering and matched my skin tone. I don’t think I’d ever change back unless it was for a film.
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
I’m not a writer myself, so I’m forced to try to get what’s a sort of an odour or a colour or something I feel in my head from a writer, and that’s a… I don’t have a recipe for that process. I don’t know what it is… it’s different every time.
As far as I can tell most people in football do not take colour into account when judging people. I certainly don’t.
I think that the same kind of openness and fluidity and willingness to interrogate power that we, as feminists, expect from men in alliance on questions of class should also be the expectation that women of colour can rely upon with our white feminist allies.
If you look at any film fest, the setting gives it colour. Be it Goa, Cannes or even Berlin in the winter, the setting makes these festivals special and gives it a definition.
Whatever your race, colour or creed in London, you still want your children to get on the housing ladder. You still want spaces in hospitals or GP surgeries, you want school places and you want space on the trains in the mornings.
Obviously I would never have agreed to be a part of something that would change the colour of my skin had I been playing a human. The bottom line is, I’m playing a cat. There is no more discussion. I am a cat that’s white, let’s not read into it.
Maybe because I’m mixed race, I don’t see the colour when I look at Meghan; I just see a beautiful, articulate, lovely woman who has stolen the heart of Harry, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.
I did my first film Junglee and it became a hit. That film was the first one to bring the real colour on the big screen, which was Eastmancolor.
As far as clothes are concerned, for the day, wear something chic: a good pair of jeans, crop, and open hair with a bright lip colour. For an evening, a nice pair of high-waisted trousers and a nice blouse looks great.
Never work against what you are. I never have, and I’ve never minded being typecast. Some of my agents have been like: try and change, Victoria. Cut your hair off, colour it, have a breast reduction.You have to this and that, to get a serious acting role. But I would rather use what I am to my advantage.
I don’t tend to do much with my lips. My lips are naturally very pink, so if I add any more colour, it looks like I’ve been smacked in the mouth!
Using the right colour is the most important thing. When sculpting is well done, it just looks like you have great brows.
We cannot let it be said of modern Australia that the colour of your skin determines whether or not you end up in jail.
Every technology that comes into filmmaking is first a gimmick. Think about sound with ‘The Jazz Singer’ or the first colour or surround sound – it takes a while for filmmakers to understand how to use it.
When I grew up, my race was not a thing. My identity was in my class. It was not about colour on my estate.
I love dishes that feature the various shades of a single colour, making you stop to check what’s in there.
I remember being interviewed about my first novel, ‘The Colour of Memory.’ They kept using the expression ‘your first novel,’ and I said, ‘No, I object to that phrase, because this is it for me.’
There are never any absolutes in the fashion business: one day you may like black, and the next day you like colour. I think it’s a good lesson that we should never believe too much in any one thing – because the next day it’s out, and if we’re stuck to it, we’re out, too.
Colour can raise the dead.
The EP is called ‘Kiddo’ because this has been an uphill battle for me. As a female in the industry, as a female of colour, some people will demean me. So it’s like, ‘OK, you wanna call me kiddo? I’ll show you kiddo.’
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
When a fan buys a ticket for a cricket match or a movie, he is not worried about the colour, creed, or religion of the person sitting next to him. If you look at any actor’s fan base in India, you will find that they are from different regions.
I love ‘Dogman’ by King’s X and Living Colour’s ‘Stain.’
Political disagreements have the colour and fragrance that normally is seen and felt in a political bouquet, while remaining united on one issue that democracy is the future of Pakistan.
No matter that you’re a British citizen, no matter that you were born here – your skin colour means you do not have the same rights as others to express critical opinions about your own country.
I mean, so hopefully soon there’s enough women and enough people of colour and enough of every group out there that feels that they get the recognition they deserve, and then we don’t have to talk about it anymore.
I always wear my Lip Lights gloss from the Karl Lagerfeld and ModelCo line. I like this brownish pink called St. Tropez Sunset. It’s like a take on your own lip colour but not too heightened. If I’m going out, I do the red.
I usually talk about clothes in terms of a story rather than a colour.
Americans have their issues with skin colour, even within the black community, with light and dark skin; it’s crazy – but no one’s oblivious to it.
I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver, and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning.
In America, I am brown; I’m ‘of colour’, so I would be offered Latin roles, and I’ve fought against that. I don’t want to be put in a category, to be just offered the same sort of thing. For me, it’s all about different roles, telling the stories of the great writers.